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Malala has met a host of famous faces on global tour

Malala Yousafzai is expected to meet the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace later today, adding another famous name on her global whistle stop tour to fight for young children to have the right to education.

Malala met the Obamas, including eldest daughter Malia (far left), at the White House on October 12.

The schoolgirl has been on a global whistle stop tour, meeting Bono, accepting a Pride of Britain award from David Beckham and chatting with the Obamas at the White House.

She urged Obama to stop using drone attacks and focus funds on educating Pakistani children instead.

David Beckham presented Malala with the Teenager of Courage award. Credit: ITV

Malala narrowly missed out on winning the Nobel Peace Prize last week but has released an autobiography, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban to much acclaim.

Malala to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to an education, is expected to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace later today.

Malala receives the International Children's Peace Prize 2013, in The Hague. Credit: PA

Malala, 16, has reportedly impressed Queen Elizabeth with her bravery and will attend the Commonwealth Universities and Education Reception at Buckingham Palace later this morning.


Queen's message 'at the heart' of baton

Photos of the baton for next year's Commonwealth Games have been released and a secret message to athletes written by the Queen is "at the heart" of the design.

The baton has been designed to represent Scotland's natural resources and industrial heritage. Credit: Glasgow 2014

Her majesty's message is inscribed on parchment made by hand in Glasgow, using linen and plant fibre.

It will be lit up from within by LED lights, but remain unreadable until the opening ceremony.

Organisers said the lattice is inspired by Glasgow's "rich industrial and architectural heritage".

The handle is made from elm wood found in the grounds of Garrison House on the Isle of Cumbrae and is a "tribute" to Scotland's natural resources.

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